The original barn on our family farm. It was built when my family homesteaded the land over 100 years ago.
Caledonia Egyptian Arabians was born on a strong foundation of love for animals. Growing up in rural North Dakota in a strictly farming and ranching community, one quickly learns the significance that animals and nature have with each and every person's daily lives. For us, this love of animals started at a very young age, with pet dogs, rabbits, birds and chinchillas, and throughout the years developed into a love for Egyptian Arabian horses. The ancient Egyptian culture has always been a point of strong interest and fascination with its ornate architecture, art and mystique. Starting with stories of King Tutankhamun, a fascination was born. After years of reading about the culture of the ancient Egyptians, an interest in their beautiful white horses was born.
While employed at a large local Quarter Horse breeding facility, one single mare caught Cameron's fascination-"Misty". Misty was the single purebred Arabian mare that remained following the owner's transition into Quarter Horses and Paints. Misty could always be seen leading her broodmare band across the tops of rolling hills in an enormous pasture. Misty's beautiful white coat showed against the hills. Her mane was flowing and her tail was carried erect. She covered the ground with amazing speed and grace, as if there was no effort involved. She was always leading the mares with her swift pace. That older white Arabian mare confirmed Cameron's desire to own Arabian horses.
The Caledonia breeding program was officially founded in the fall of 2001 with the purchase of an Ansata Halim Shah son and an El Hilal daughter. Their broodmare band continued to expand with the purchase of an Ansata Abu Sudan daughter, a TheEgyptianPrince daughter, and a Ruminaja Ali daughter (now deceased) shortly there after. Some of the resulting fillies from these older broodmares are being retained as the future of the Caledonia breeding program. "We have been extremely happy with the resulting foals from our breeding decisions," says Cameron. "The goals for our breeding program are long term goals. We love our horses and will continue to produce the best foals that we possibly can."
Why the name "Caledonia"?
The "Caledonia" farm name has been in our family for 5 generations, spanning over 100 years. Like the Caledonia name, an appreciation for animals has been handed down from generation to generation. We maintains " the Caledonia name would only be fitting!" Here at Caledonia Farms, we do the best we can to produce the highest quality of foals we can.
In 2011, there were some major changes at Caledonia Farms...my parents joined the "team". After being my "emergency backup" for many years they were infected with the Arabian horse "bug"...and haven't looked back. They acquired a group of their own mares with a focus on producing a few select foals with beautiful looks combined with great minds and good conformation and type. Mom and Dad have an active share in the day to day care of the herd. They have acquired a special group of mares that have a great amount of potential.
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In loving memory of our former "farm boss"-Shinobi
...where a fascination with art, ancient Egyptian culture and genetics has come together! Variety adds spice to life!